Recent Examples of unplanned from the Web
The strange, seemingly unplanned meeting did not go unnoticed.
That growth lagged behind the preceding quarter, in part because of an unplanned shutdown at its Dutch Pernis refinery and disruption from Gulf of Mexico hurricanes at its Deer Park plant in Texas.
Sam Mannan from Texas A&M University says the thick black smoke in previous, unplanned fires at the Arkema plant in Crosby, Texas, showed organic peroxides being stored in trailers weren't fully combusting.
But now, his back troubles forced an unplanned decision to sit out the remaining hard-court tournament that preceded the U.S. Open.
The system gives power plant owners some advance notice about potentially critical conditions, hopefully turning unplanned downtime into planned downtime (which is always cheaper for the power plant owners).
And on the field was a group of kids with a whole lot of unplanned free time on their hands. Call it the Mold Inspection Bowl.
However, an unplanned address by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel caused the assembly and the film to run over by three minutes.
But the impromptu memorials were temporary, and by September 11, volunteers began cleaning up the unplanned tributes.
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First Known Use of unplanned
Synonymscasual, chance, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, unintended, unintentional, accidental, unpremeditated, unwitting
Antonymscalculated, deliberate, intended, intentional, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, set
Related Wordscoincidental; freak, odd; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, random; uncertain, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen; coerced, forced, involuntary; unconscious, unprompted
Near Antonymscertain, destined, expected, fixed, foreordained, foreseeable, foreseen, inevitable, predestined, predetermined, predictable, preordained, prescribed, sure; conscious, freewill, knowing, unforced, voluntary, volunteer, willful (or wilful)
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